Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will launch this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. Windows has been global with more than 1.5 billion users around the world and here in China hundreds of millions of PCs operate Windows today. The new system adopts new biometric authentication process instead of traditional passwords.
Microsoft didn’t show exact release date, but Windows chief Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s operating systems group, referring to Microsoft’s presentation at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China.
Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows and unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. Windows 10 embodies our customers (both personal and enterprises) demand and what we will deliver. Windows 10 feels familiar, so you can get more done from the get‑go. The Start menu is back with space to pin your favorite apps. And simple navigation means you don’t need to spend much time learning anything new.
The company has lofty goals for the new operating system, Microsoft’s first big chance to move beyond the missteps of Windows 8. Microsoft has promised that Windows 10 — a free upgrade for those using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. — will run across every device, from desktops with large hard drives all the way down to low-cost smart phones with barely a gigabyte to spare.
A version of Windows 10 geared toward small-footprint Internet of Things devices will be available at the time of general release for free and it will offer versions of Windows for a diverse set of lots devices, ranging from powerful devices like ATMs and ultrasound machines, to resource constrained devices like gateways.
Besides, Myerson used the occasion to unveil a new feature of the operating system called Windows Hello, a new identity authentication process that uses an owner’s face, fingerprint or iris to unlock their devices. The feature will be supported by third-party systems incorporating. Intel’s RealSense, a depth-sensing technology that uses infrared cameras to track the location and position of objects in space.
Another new feature will apparently let users download updates from computers other than Microsoft’s own servers. The latest build of the upcoming OS, you won’t have to wonder if you have the latest features or security updates. Windows automatically delivers updates, when they’re ready, directly to your device.